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Timber stringer

RI - Hawthorne Drive Overpass (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1936; Road vacated by river ca 1964.
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Hawthorne Drive on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Filled in

RI - Heinz Trestle (N) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Lost in the 1960s when the Corps of Engineers re-channeled Mad Creek
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Mad Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

RI - Independence Deck Girder (Buchanan County, Iowa)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Buitl 1935; Removed 1976?
Lost DPG Bridge with timber stringer approaches over Wapsipinicon River on former Rock Island RR
Removed but not replaced

RI - Independence Lattice Truss (Buchanan County, Iowa)
(Main design: Quadrangular lattice through truss)
Replaced 1935
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Lost Creek Trestle #1 (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1976
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lost Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Lost Creek Trestle #2 (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1976
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lost Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Macoupin Creek Bridge (Jersey County, Illinois)
Built 1851, Removed in the 1980's
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Macoupin Creek on formerly Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

RI - Mad Creek Bridge #6 (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Mad Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - Manchester Trafficway Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built between 1935 and 1957, which is when Manchester Trafficway was created.
Deck plate girder bridge over Manchester Trafficway on Abandoned Rock Island RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Monks Creek Bridge (Lee County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned TPG bridge over Monks Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Nelson Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1976
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Nelson Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Otter Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca 1976
Lost wooden trestle over Otter Creek on abandoned railroad (RI)
Removed

RI - Otter Creek Trestle (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Line abandoned 1976, bridge removed shortly thereafter
Lost Timber stringer bridge over branch of Otter Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Rock Creek Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
(Main design: Through truss)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1980
Lost Through truss bridge over Rock Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Demolished

RI - Strip Creek Trestle (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Strip Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Union Road & 1500 Avenue Overpass (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over Union Road and 1500 Avenue on Abandoned Railroad Line
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - West Fork Trinity River Bridge (Wise County, Texas)
Property deeded & sold 1898
Lost Timber stringer bridge over West Fork Trinity River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by fire; Replaced with a new trestle at a later date.

RI - Xenia Avenue Overpass (Calhoun County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Built 1939-1940
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Xenia Avenue & East Cedar Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI/IC Interchange Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Removed in 1970s following the abandonment of Rock Island line through Independence
Lost Timber stringer bridge over small stream pass on Rock Island/Illinois Central interchange track
Demolished

Ridgeway Drive Overpass (Caldwell County, Missouri)
Built 1954
Wooden bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on NE Ridgeway Drive
Open to traffic

Riflesight Notch Loop (Grand County, Colorado)
Built ca. 1903; abandoned 1928; tracks removed 1935; tunnel collapsed.
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Denver and Salt Lake Railway on Denver and Salt Lake Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Rippey Railroad Right-of-Way - Snake Creek Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Snake Creek on Rippey Railroad Right-of-Way
Open to pedestrians only

RIS - Edwards River Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Edwards River on Rock Island Southern Railway (RIS)
No longer exists

RIS - Henderson Creek Bridge (Warren County, Illinois)
Built 1910
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Henderson Creek on Rock Island Southern Railway
Demolished

RIS - Pope Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Built 1910; burned 1929
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Pope Creek on Rock Island Southern RR
Burned 1934

Ritner Creek Covered Bridge 37-27-01 (Polk County, Oregon)
(Main design: Howe through truss)
Replaced 1976
Covered Howe through truss bridge over Ritner Creek off of OR 223
Open to pedestrians

River Bluff Trail - Horney Creek Bridge (Cass County, Indiana)
This rail line has quite the storied history of many owners, abandoned about 1968 or sooner, about a mile around this bridge was made into a paved trail. Bridge deck replaced completely. I am not sure if timber pilings remain from original.
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Horney Creek's mouth at Eel River which is running beside rail line/trail on Current River Bluff Trail, formerly Penn Central Railroad(nee PRR, Vandalia, Detroit and Eel River)
Replaced by new bridge

River Road - NJT Raritan Valley Line Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1949; to be replaced
Timber stringer bridge on 1886 cast iron bents over Raritan Valley Line on River Road
Open to traffic

Riverdale Park Trail Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
(Main design: Quadrangular lattice through truss)
Built 1888
Lattice through truss bridge over Big Sioux River City Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians

Riverside Friendship Gardens Footbridge (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over La Crosse River on Abandoned Milwaukee Road
Open to pedestrians only

Riverside Park bike trail crossing (Codington County, South Dakota)
Timber stringer bridge over Big Sioux River at Riverside Park on bike trail (formerly a railroad) in Watertown
Open to pedestrians

Riverview Park Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1914; Burned 1990
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lagoon on Corning Avenue
Destroyed by fire

Road Ditch Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Road Ditch on Farm Ent
Intact but closed to all traffic

Roanoke Locomotive Shop Pedestrian Bridge (S) (Roanoke, Virginia)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Built 1914
Pony/through plate girder bridge over NSRR on Pedestrian Path
Open to pedestrians only

Roaring Brook Bridge (Chittenden County, Vermont)
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1998
Wooden bridge over Roaring Brook on C3033 in Underhill
Open to traffic

Roberts Road Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Timber stringer bridge over CNRR (former ICRR) on Roberts Road
Open to traffic

Rochester Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
(Main design: Whipple through truss)
Built 1880; Span collapsed due to overweight truck May 4th, 1947; Replaced 1948
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Partially collapsed in 1947 and replaced on a new alignment

Rock Creek Bridge (Winston County, Alabama)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built 1925; bypassed on new alignment 1998
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Rock Creek on CR 14 in Addison
Abandoned in 1998

Rock Creek Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Timber stringer bridge over Rock Creek on N4490
Open to traffic

Rock Creek Covered Bridge (Coos County, Oregon)
(Main design: Howe through truss)
Built 1919, Replaced 1954
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Rock Creek on Old OR 42
Replaced by new bridge

Rock Creek CR 41 Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Built ca. 1940
Wooden bridge over Rock Creek on CR 41
Open to traffic

Rock Creek Relief CR 41 Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1999
Timber stringer bridge over Rock Creek Relief on CR 41
Open to traffic

Rock O' The Range Bridge 37-09-A (Deschutes County, Oregon)
Built 1963
Covered timber stringer bridge over Swalley Canal on Bowery Lane
Open to traffic

Root River State Trail - Ivy Road Bridge (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
(Main design: Deck girder)
Built 1930
Deck girder bridge over Ivy Road on Root River State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Root River State Trail - Rushford Bridge (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Built 1969
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Rush Creek on Root River State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Root River Trail - Lanesboro Bridge (E) (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
(Main design: Pratt pony truss)
Built 1911 using relocated pieces
Pratt Pony Truss Bridge over Root River on Root River Trail
Open to pedestrians

Root River Trail - S. Branch Root River Bridge #5 (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Repaired 1916
Pratt through truss bridge over North Branch Root River on Root River State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rottler Lane Bridge (Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri)
Stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Rottler Lane at Weingarten Vineyard
Open to traffic

Route 66 Cyprus Bridge (Quay County, New Mexico)
Built 1931
Timber stringer bridge over Trujillo Creek on 37-C020
Open to traffic

Route 66 La Bajada Bridge (Santa Fe County, New Mexico)
Built 1928
Timber stringer bridge over Santa Fe River on the pre 1932 alignment of US 66
Open to traffic

Route 66 Shoe Tree Bridge (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1953
Timber stringer bridge over Cerro Ditch on Nat Trails Hwy (Old Rte 66)
Open to traffic

Route 790 Wooden Bridge (Wise County, Virginia)
Built 1910
Timber stringer bridge over Abandoned Interstate Railroad (tracks removed) on State Highway 790
Open to traffic

Route M Bridge (Mercer County, Missouri)
Wooden bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on Route M in Mercer
Open to traffic

Route V Bridge (Livingston County, Missouri)
Built 1936
Wooden bridge over IMRL Railroad on Route V (E. Bridge Street) in Chillicothe
Open to traffic

RR - Danvers River Bridge (Old) (Essex County, Massachusetts)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Danvers River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RR - Small Stream Bridge (Lamar County, Georgia)
Timber stringer bridge over Small stream on Railroad


RR - Towaliga River Bridge (Spalding County, Georgia)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Towaliga River on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

RRVT - Adel Rail Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pratt pony truss)
Built 1899 at an unconfirmed location; Relocated here 1949
Pratt pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Racoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RRVT - Bay Branch Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bay Branch on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Open to traffic

RRVT - Mosquito Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RRVT - Neola Avenue Overpass (Greene County, Iowa)
(Main design: Steel stringer)
Built 1902
Steel stringer bridge over Neola Avenue on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RRVT - Raccoon River Bridge (Near Jefferson) (Greene County, Iowa)
(Main design: Pratt through truss)
Built Ca. 1894, Approach Spans added 1902 and 1914
Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians

RRVT - Raccoon River Bridge (Perry) (Dallas County, Iowa)
(Main design: Warren pony truss with all verticals)
Built 1913, converted to trail use 2009
Warren pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RRVW - 19th Avenue Bridge (Stutsman County, North Dakota)
(Main design: Steel stringer)
Built 1980
Steel stringer bridge over 19th Avenue on Red River Valley & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

Rt150-Wesserunsett Creek Bridge (Old) (Somerset County, Maine)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Wesserunsett Creek on Rt 43 ,150
Replaced by a new bridge

Rum River Bridge at CSAH 16 (Mille Lacs County, Minnesota)
Built 1973
Timber stringer bridge over Rum River on Csah 16
Open to traffic

Russell Boulevard Overpass (Lucas County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Railroad on Russell Blvd
Replaced by a new bridge

Russell White Nature Trail - Raccoon River Bridge (Carroll County, Iowa)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built 1911
Deck plate girder bridge over Raccoon River on trail
Open to pedestrians

RUT/CV - Rouses Point Bridge (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
(Main design: Howe through truss)
Built 1906 by the American Bridge Co.; Swing span demolished 1965
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake Champlain on Rutland Railroad/Central Vermont Railroad
Mostly Removed

Rutland Bridge (Berrien County, Georgia)
Abandoned bridge over New River overflow
Abandoned

Rutledge Overpass (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1970
Timber stringer bridge over Over Iowa Chicago and Eastern Railroad Single Line on 120th Street (local traffic)
Open to traffic

Ryan Lane Bridge (Livingston County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1920
Wooden bridge over IMRL Railroad on Ryan Lane in Chillicothe
Open to traffic

S 21 Bridge Over Elk Creek Overflow (Lewis and Clark County, Montana)
Built 1949
Timber stringer bridge over Elk Creek Overflow 123 on S 21
Open to traffic

S. Elm Street Norfolk Southern Bridge (Guilford County, North Carolina)
(Main design: Pony/through plate girder)
Pony/through plate girder bridge
Open to traffic

Sagamore Bridge (Older) (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Replaced 1911
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Cape Cod Canal on US Highway 6
No longer exists

Saint Anna Road Bridge (Texas County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1950
Lost wooden bridge over Roubidoux Creek on Saint Anna Road
Destroyed by flooding and not replaced

Salem Lake Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (Forsyth County, North Carolina)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Deck plate girder bridge over Salem Lake on NSRR
Open to traffic

Salford Station Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1910
Wooden bridge over an abandoned railroad on Salford Station Road
Closed to all traffic

Salt Branch Railroad, Salt Trail Bridge, Trestle 2 (Washington County, Virginia)
In 1862, the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad built the Salt Branch which ran over this trestle.
Timber stringer bridge over Old Mill Dam Road on Salt Trail (old Salt Branch Railroad)
Open to pedestrians only

Salt Trail Bridge, Trestle 1 (Washington County, Virginia)
(Main design: Steel stringer)
The Virginia and Tennessee railroad completed the Salt Branch in 1856.
Timber stringer bridge over Clinchburg Road cr748 on Salt Trail
Open to pedestrians only

San Lorenzo Way Bridge (Santa Cruz County, California)
(Main design: Steel arch)
Built 1920
Steel Deck arch truss bridge over San Lorenzo River on San Lorenzo Way
Open to traffic

Sand Creek Bridge (Harvey County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over Sand Creek on Missouri Pacific RR
Open to traffic

Sandpiper Road Trestle (Perry County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Sandpiper Road on CN Railway
Closed to all traffic

Sandy Creek CO 59 Bridge (Phillips County, Colorado)
Built 1949
Wooden bridge over Sandy Creek on CO 59
Open to traffic

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge 37-06-09 (Coos County, Oregon)
(Main design: Howe through truss)
Built 1921
Howe through truss bridge over Sandy Creek on Abandoned OR-42 (park path)
Open to pedestrians

SAU&G - Nueces River "A" Bridge (Zavala County, Texas)
(Main design: Waddell "A" through truss)
Built 1909; Lost to flooding 1935; Replaced afterwards
Lost Waddell "A" through truss bridge over Nueces River on San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

Sayers Lane Bridge (Schuyler County, Illinois)
Built 1900
Timber stringer bridge over BNSF RR on Sayers Lane (TR 213A)
Open to traffic

SCL - Broad River Trestle (Beaufort County, South Carolina)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built ca 1915; Abandoned 1978; Burned 1984
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Broad River on Abandoned Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Abandoned

Scotia Crossing Hog Trough Bridge (Crawford County, Missouri)
Replaced prior to 1972 by a concrete slab bridge
Lost wooden "hog trough" bridge over Huzzah Creek on Cave Road at the end of Route E at Scotia
Replaced by new bridge

Scott County Road 224 Bridge (Scott County, Missouri)
Lost wooden stringer bridge over a branch of Caney Creek on CR 224 northeast of New Hamburg
Replaced by a new culvert

SDERy - Kensington Park Viaduct (San Diego County, California)
Built ca. 1910
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Ward Canyon on San Diego Electric Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SDIY - Goat Canyon Trestle (San Diego County, California)
Timber stringer bridge over Goat Canyon on Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIR)
Open to traffic

Sea Isle City Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built 1916 ; replaced 1963
Lost Deck plate girder bascule bridge over Ludlam Thorofare on 44th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Second Carver Railroad Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
(Main design: Lattice through truss)
Built 1895
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Former Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Second Fox River Bridge Neenah (Old) (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1868
Lost Timber stringer bridge over South Branch Fox River
Replaced by a new bridge

Second Lake Pend Oreille Bridge (Bonner County, Idaho)
Built 1934, replaced 1956
Bridge over Lake Pend Oreille River on 1st Street
No longer exists

Seilbeck Road Bridge (Massac County, Illinois)
Lost wooden bridge over the ICRR on Seilbeck Road (TR 93) north of Metropolis
Replaced by a new bridge

Seminary Street Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Built 1901; rehabilitated 2008
Timber stringer bridge over CN/ICE Rr on Seminary Street
Open to traffic

Seminole Creek Bridge (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
Timber stringer bridge over Seminole Creek on N4260
Open to traffic

SERA - Tule Canal Bridge (Yolo County, California)
(Main design: Deck plate girder)
Built 1911; Deck plate girder added in the 1930s.
Deck plate girder bridge over Tule Canal on Sierra Northern Railway
Open to traffic